German Corporate TRANSACTIONAL

Our corporate lawyers are experienced in representing domestic and foreign companies in complex and often transnational transactions, and in their financing. We are 1,000 lawyers strong with offices in 15 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. We are able to quickly bring together well-suited teams and draw upon lawyers from other practices such as Tax Law, Cartel Law, Public Commercial Law, Labor Law and Industrial Property Rights.

Our German team focuses on:

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) — In the past several years we have designed and carried out a multitude of company acquisitions and sales involving national and globally operating target companies. We regularly represent our clients in tender procedures and guide them through the tax and legal planning necessary for the financing for their acquisition. Our clients are primarily leading companies from regulated industries such as energy and aviation, or from the processing, tourism or technology industries.

Venture Capital and Private Equity — Our services include designing start-up financing and further financing rounds and advising in the acquisition of participants both on and off the stock market, including the associated financing structures. In addition, we advise a multitude of VC portfolio companies.

Company and Capital Market Law — Alongside the transactions practice, we provide comprehensive services concerning company and capital market law, and advise clients on the private and public commercial legal issues related to designing complex agreement structures. We provide counsel when companies are founded, for capital measures, company mergers, cooperation and joint ventures, IPOs, and in transformations and restructurings.

Notaries — Our reputed Berlin notaries regularly advise on company and real estate transactions and on restructurings under corporate law, and act as recorders of shareholders’ meetings.

Our corporate lawyers are experienced in representing domestic and foreign companies in complex and often transnational transactions, and in their financing. We are 1,000 lawyers strong with offices in 15 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. We are able to quickly bring together well-suited teams and draw upon lawyers from other practices such as Tax Law, Cartel Law, Public Commercial Law, Labor Law and Industrial Property Rights.

Our German team focuses on:

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Braun, Martin

Dr. Martin Braun

Partner

+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

martin.braun@wilmerhale.com

Crones, Christian

Dr. Christian Crones

Partner

+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

christian.crones@wilmerhale.com

Schubert, Klaus

Klaus Schubert

Partner

+49 30 20 22 65 56 (t)

klaus.schubert@wilmerhale.com

Seyfarth, Martin

Martin Seyfarth

Partner

+49 30 20 22 64 30 (t)

martin.seyfarth@wilmerhale.com

Wissmann, Matthias

Matthias Wissmann

Senior International Counsel

+49 30 20 22 64 26 (t)

matthias.wissmann@wilmerhale.com

Fischer, Reinfrid

Reinfrid Fischer

Senior Counsel

+49 30 20 22 63 25 (t)

reinfrid.fischer@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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May 14, 2013

Why Berlin is Europe’s next startup capital

An article by Peter Buckland, originally published in VentureBeat's Entrepreneur channel.

April 17, 2013

Selected 2013 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise‑critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

April 17, 2013

Selected 2013 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

In 2013, our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers handled numerous strategic alliance, joint venture, licensing, collaboration, product development, outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution and similar agreements, including many significant deals that are helping to shape the future of science and technology.

April 17, 2013

Selected 2013 Life Sciences Transactions

Recognized both globally and nationally as a leading life sciences practice, WilmerHale has four decades of experience representing biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies at all stages of growth, as well as venture capitalists and investment banks.

March 8, 2013

German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act

By Dr. Roland Steinmeyer in collaboration with Dr. Matthias Santelmann, Erich Schmidt Verlag, 3rd edition, 2013.

June 6, 2012

Selected 2012 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise‑critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

June 6, 2012

Selected 2012 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

In 2012, our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers handled numerous strategic alliance, joint venture, licensing, collaboration, product development, outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution and similar agreements, including many significant deals that are helping to shape the future of science and technology.

June 6, 2012

Selected 2012 Life Sciences Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented life sciences clients in venture financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing agreements and collaborations; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise-critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

April 10, 2012

WilmerHale Recognized as a Leading Firm in Europe by Legal 500 EMEA

June 1, 2011

Accomplished Labor Lawyer Dr. Holger Thomas Joins WilmerHale’s Frankfurt Office

Events

June 18, 2014

HHL International Investors Day

Leipzig, Germany

June 28-29, 2012

Annual Conference on Business Evaluation

Mainz, Germany

June 8, 2012

Management Forum: Clinical Trial Seminar

London, UK

April 23-24, 2012

C5's Global Investigations Europe

Berlin, Germany

March 29, 2012

Anti-Corruption & Compliance Summit 2012

Frankfurt, Germany

January 24-25, 2012

C5’s European Forum on Anti-Corruption

Munich, Germany

November 9, 2011

Meet the Experts Seminar: Why Compliance matters to companies (in Central and Eastern Europe)?

Riga, Latvia

October 12, 2011

Jagiellonian University: Eurobiotech 2011

Krakow, Poland

August 31, 2011

Business Workshop: Labor and Employment Evening Forum

Frankfurt, Germany

November 15, 2010

EBD Group: BIO-Europe 2010

Munich, Germany